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9 injured in shooting at Denver park

An aerial view of the scene aftermath following a shooting at Byers & Pecos Park on Aug. 9, 2020.  Police believe the shooting was a drive-by.  Sister station CBS Denver says it appeared there was some sort of family event going on when the suspect opened fire.
An aerial view of the scene aftermath following a shooting at Byers & Pecos Park on Aug. 9, 2020. Police believe the shooting was a drive-by. Sister station CBS Denver says it appeared there was some sort of family event going on when the suspect opened fire.(CBS Denver)
Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 8:10 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - Nine people were hurt after a gunman inside a vehicle opened fire on a crowd at a city park Sunday afternoon.

Denver Police Department Technician Tyrone Campbell told reporters the shooting was being investigated as a drive-by shooting.

“Based on witness statements, we’re considering this a drive-by incident,” Campbell said. “The bottom line is, from a Denver Police Department standpoint, from a community standpoint, this is unacceptable.”

Six people were transported by ambulance and three people took themselves to the hospital. The victims were a variety of ages, and all are expected to survive.

“When we arrived, we quickly realized this was a multiple-victim event,” Campbell said.

The shooting happened at Byers & Pecos Park near Alameda Avenue and Pecos Street west of I-25. Sister station CBS Denver says it looked like there was some sort of family gathering before the shooting.

In addition to the nine shooting victims, Denver police said there was a person with minor injuries who was hit by a car while trying to flee the scene.

Campbell told reporters police would not be releasing what they knew about the suspect, so not jeopardize the search for the shooter. He described the information investigators did have on the suspect as limited.

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